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Marijuana with ‘CBD’ May Pose Less Risk to Long-Term Users

Marijuana with relatively high levels of a compound called cannabidiolmay be less risky to smoke over the long term, because this ingredient may counteract some of the drug’s harmful effects, according to a new study in mice. The study found that adolescent mice injected with frequent doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the ingredient in marijuana that produces a […]

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Categories: Cannabinoid, Health, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Texas Poised to Issue First Medical Marijuana Licenses

Three small companies — two of them in the Austin metro area — are on the verge of making history by winning the first Texas licenses to grow, process and sell a form of medical marijuana in the state. But the renown isn’t expected to equate to quick profits, and success over the long haul […]

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Categories: Legalization, Legislation, Licensing, Marijuana Industry, marijuana sales, Medical, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

What does it take to grow marijuana in Massachusetts?

Row after row of marijuana plants grow indoors under bright lights and constant 75-degree temperature. Nutrients are piped into the plants through a computer-controlled watering device. Workers in full body suits wearing hairnets and surgical masks fill vials with marijuana oil. “It’s an interesting hybrid of agriculture and laboratory,” said Brandon Pollock, chief executive officer […]

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Categories: Cultivation, Growing, Jobs, Medical Benefits

Why Marijuana Compounds Could Eventually Replace Anti-Anxiety Meds

Research into the potential medical uses of marijuana compounds continues apace. Among the most recent, a study delved into why marijuana is an effective stress reducer. While not conclusive on their own, the results contribute to a longer-term possibility – that marijuana compounds may turn out to be more effective and safer in alleviating anxiety […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Health, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana

Marijuana May Help Ease Nerve Pain

Marijuana may be slightly effective at reducing chronic nerve pain known as neuropathy. But there’s little evidence on whether pot helps treat other types of pain or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a pair of new studies suggests. The findings on neuropathy “fit generally well with what we know,” said Dr. Sachin Patel of the Vanderbilt […]

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Categories: Medical, Medical Benefits, medical marijuana, PTSD

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